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Lifetime has another celeb-centered biopic in the works, and we’re hoping that it’s not a repeat of the fiasco that was Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.
According to Variety, executives at the cable channel recently gave the green light on a TV movie about the life of Grammy Award-winning songstress, Toni Braxton.
The film is reported to be based on—in addition to bearing the same title as—Braxton’s 2014 memoir, Un-Break My Heart, which addressed the singer’s battle with lupus, financial struggles, her divorce and her son’s autism diagnosis.
Braxton is at the helm of the project, fulfilling roles as both an executive producer and actress. Joining the legendary vocalist in the executive producer role will be Craig Baumgarten, Erik Kritzer, and Marcus Grant. The treatment for the biographical TV film was penned by Susan McMartin, and Vondie Curtis-Hall will direct. Production is slated to begin later this year.
Considering that Miss Braxton has her hand in the pot, we’re hopeful that the finished product will be something that she can be proud of.
This weekend, Café Mocha gets personal with the legendary husky contralto Toni Braxton. During their interview, Toni talks about her new tour and how her sisters manage becoming over-night celebrities. Toni also talks about her dating life after divorce and host Loni Love even thinks she may have find “the one” for her.
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Recently, B. Scott had the chance to chat with Tamar Braxton when she called into his new podcast, “The B. Scott Show.” He asked her a series of questions we’ve all been dying to know like why she got so emotional during that episode of “The Real” where she referenced the bullying she had endured the hands of fellow songstress K. Michelle, spoke issues of jealousy between she and Toni and even addressed the rumors that she and Vince don’t pay people who work for them.
Check out a few of the highlights below.
On that infamous ‘bullying’ breakdown on ‘The Real’
You know, it’s always the person whose bullying you who makes it about themselves — but I have to be honest and say that it wasn’t about the people who have bullied me. It was really, honestly, about what information can I give my own child, you know?
The reason why I broke down, was because — yes, it does affect me emotionally. But the reason why I broke down was because I felt like I didn’t have the information to give my child if he comes to me and asks me…because it still affects me, if you know what I’m saying.
On Dealing with it now
You know, I really don’t care any more. To be honest, if I don’t know those people — and I love my Tamartian friends and my fans, and I’m sure they love me…but they’re not gonna love everything you do. I think what has helped me the most is that I have to truly, 100% believe in what I am doing and what I stand by.
On the reoccurring rumors that she and Vince don’t pay their employees:
I can’t say they don’t have a good experience working with me. You know, because I’ve kept people employed for, you know, a very long time — years and years. When things start to not work out and people get let go or what have you, they’re upset. They start saying things — which is the same exact thing — and it’s ridiculous. If that was the problem, then you wouldn’t have been here for 3 or 4 years. You understand what I’m saying? But now, all of a sudden, oh, I ain’t paid you for three years and you’ve been sticking around! *laughs* That doesn’t even make no sense. Stop it!
On supposedly being jealous of her sister Toni:
Let me go back to last season of [Braxton Family Values] where everyone heard me say — ‘no disrespect to you Toni, I feel like you have definitely been a huge part of not just this family, but to the music industry itself — but I do not feel you paved the way for me.’
Let me just explain myself, right? This is what I was talking about — I’ve had five record deals before now. If it just depended on the fact that Toni is not only an icon [but] my sister, then I would have made it five deals ago! That’s all I was saying. I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful to her or say that she’s not talented or say that she doesn’t deserve to be [anything]– or that I’m even jealous. I was just saying, ‘[Toni] being my sister has NOTHING to do with the success I have today! I worked my complete behind off. This is my SIXTH record deal and, you know, if it was just solely dependent on YOU being my sister than it would have happened five record deals ago.
You can listen to Tamar’s full interview with B. Scott in the audio below.
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Toni Braxton is a musical icon. This singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, actress, and philanthropist rose to fame in the 90’s and has had a successful career ever since then. This international star has sold more than 40 million albums, headlined her own Las Vegas show, and penned the memoir, Unbreak My Heart.
She met musician Keri Lewis , they dated and were married in 2001. That same year she gave birth to their first child, a son named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis. In 2003 she had the couple’s second son, Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis. Diezel was diagnosed with autism and Toni is very involved with Autism Speaks, serving as their International Spokesperson. In 2009 Toni’s attorney announced that her and Keri had separated.
According to Toni’s site:
Today, Toni Braxton balances the demands of her career with the high priorities of family, health and public service as she raises her two sons Denim and Diezel. Regarding her youngest child’s autism, Braxton is giving a message of hope that wasn’t quite the case for her a few years ago. “Today, Diezel is talking and attending a mainstream school. He still needs occupational therapy, but he is a wonderful example of what can happen with early detection and intervention.”
In addition to being a spokesperson for Autism Speaks, Braxton also is active with the American Heart Association. Braxton was most recently diagnosed with Lupus. She announced her health struggle publicly as she accepted the Lupus LA award for “Women of Achievement“.
Most recently, Braxton is enjoying huge success with her Braxton Family Values reality show on the WE network.
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These TV stars both of the Reality TV Stars variety and others have quite a few money problems with several of them having declared bankruptcy, caught on camera at the Medicaid office and even crying on Dr. Phil about just how broke the were. Oh and don’t get us started on the jail time being served.
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Maybe Toni Braxton can breathe a little easier. Word is her ex-husband, Keri Lewis, has been auctioning off some of his song royalties in order to pay what he owes.
Lewis was asking for $16,500, but even though he attracted more than 200 bidders he just missed his mark, getting $16,400.
And Braxton could use the money. “According to Braxton’s bankruptcy documents, she is to receive $2k a month from Lewis for support for the 2 children they share together. The contempt lawsuit is seeking to have a court order find that Lewis has not been paying the ordered support and to have an order to get the back child support ASAP,” reports theJasmineBRAND.com.
So Much For Her “Very White” Divorce: Toni Braxton Reportedly Takes Ex To Court For Back Child Support
Considering how well they appear to get along on “Braxton Family Values,” Toni Braxton and her ex-husband, Keri Lewis, are the last people that we would expect to see in family court. But apparently, friendship is never guaranteed in divorce and co-parenting.
According to The Jasmine Brand, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer reportedly filed documents with the family courts in Georgia back in October in an attempt to acquire back child support from the former Mint Condition singer. In addition to paying the past due balance, Braxton is asking Lewis to begin paying the $2,000 per month that he was originally ordered to pay.
Interestingly, less than one year ago, the singer-turned-reality-star bragged to Bethenny Frankel about having a “very white” divorce because she got along so well with her ex-husband. I suppose that this means they’re now experiencing black divorce, according to Ms. Braxton’s standards. As you may recall, the two married in 1998, separated in 2009 and finally had their divorce finalized in 2013.
Pettiness aside, it was very refreshing to see the former couple getting along so well, so it really sucks to see that she has been forced to get the courts involved in their family’s affairs. Hopefully, these two can iron out whatever issues they’re experiencing and return to co-parenting their sons, Denim Cole and Diezel Ky, in a friendly manner.